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Are You Singing the Toothache Blues?

Are you or a loved one suffering from the toothache blues? Don’t wait around in pain for the problem to resolve itself. Although we do enjoy spending quality time with our patients at Wagner Dental, we don’t want any Las Vegas residents to have to undergo dental procedures that could have been avoided. A toothache can be a sign of a much more serious problem that should be addressed immediately, but there are a few things you can do at home, in the meantime, to get temporary relief from toothache pain. Read more ›

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How Dental Night Guards Can Help You

It’s common to see people wearing mouth guards in Las Vegas for protection during all kinds of sports, such as football, basketball, and boxing – but did you know that lots of folks wear mouth guards at night for their dental health? People who grind their teeth (bruxism) and people with sleep apnea can get relief from their symptoms simply by wearing a specially-designed mouth guard at night. Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr. Richard Nelson have helped many Las Vegas residents improve their quality of life with night guards. Our team at Wagner Dental invites you to come visit us today to find out more. Read more ›

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Why Wisdom Teeth are Not So Wise

Most Las Vegas folks have had some exposure to the concept of wisdom teeth. Perhaps you have had yours removed, are considering a removal, or Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson have just shown you an X-Ray with the infamous third molars creeping into view. It’s common to hear patients ask how they are removed, but we rarely hear people talking about the reasons for getting rid of wisdom teeth. Today, we at Wagner Dental are going to explain what wisdom teeth are, why they don’t deserve to stay in your mouth, and how we can help! As always, feel free to call us with any questions or concerns. Read more ›

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Candy Buy Back for Operation Gratitude

Halloween is every dentist’s worst nightmare. The sheer volume of sticky, chewy, sweet treats consumed is a recipe for tooth decay and cavities. We’re not saying you shouldn’t have ANY candy, but you should know when enough is enough.

If you have any extra or leftover Halloween candy, you can bring it in to our office at Wagner Dental for our Candy Buy Back on November 1st and we’ll give you a dollar for every pound donated. And most importantly, you can feel good about bringing joy to someone who deserves it. All candy collected will be donated to Operation Gratitude, and sent to our honorable service men and women overseas.

Every year, Operation Gratitude sends 250,000+ care packages filled with snacks, entertainment, hygiene products, handmade items, and personal letters of appreciation to New Recruits, Veterans, First Responders, U.S. Service Members overseas, and Wounded Heroes and their caregivers.

“Our mission is to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of our First Responder, Active Duty, and Veteran communities. We also seek to provide volunteer opportunities for all Americans to express their appreciation of these heroes.”

Get Involved

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Soft Food Recipes – What to Eat After Dental Work

You did it! You got the consultation, booked the appointment, and you actually showed up on the big day. You saw the dentist and now all of that effort has left you hungry! The question is: what can you eat after having dental work done?

For some of us, it’s nostalgic to remember having a frozen treat after the dentist as kids, or attempting to say such bouncy words as “baby” with a numb jaw. However—depending on how extensive your dental work is—you will need to be cautious of what you consume in the days following major dental work. And milkshakes will only get you so far in recovery, anyway. Read more ›

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Updating your Health History May Help Save Your Teeth

Although you might think of your general health and your dental health as two separate categories, they are much more connected than the average Las Vegas resident would suspect. Just like the information you provide to your doctor helps him/her keep your health in good shape, Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson depend on your input for optimum dental health. We at Wagner Dental like to go above and beyond for our Las Vegas patients, but we need your help to make sure you get the quality dental care you deserve. Here are a few reasons why:

The average Las Vegas resident might not think to mention to their dentist what’s going on with their physical health, but you’d be surprised how much that information can make a difference in your oral care. Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson need to be able to see the whole picture so that we can keep your teeth healthy and beautiful.

Diabetes and Dental Health

750,000 Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year. However, few diabetes sufferers know the full extent of the disorder’s effect on your teeth. If you have diabetes, you are much more likely to develop: Read more ›

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Fun Dental Facts…Did You Know?

Sure, dentistry is serious medicine, and daily dental hygiene is a top priority. But teeth can be pretty fun, too! And fascinating. For starters, have you ever seen the full sets of baby teeth and adult teeth present in a child’s head x-ray? Go ahead, look it up.

Wagner Dental in Las Vegas treats our patients professionally and joyfully, because teeth are cool. Take Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr.Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr.Richard Nelson’s word for it, there’s much to learn and admire about even the most average set of teeth.

Facts About People & Teeth

  • According to a survey by Time Magazine, 59% of people would rather visit the dentist than have to listen to one end of a cell-phone conversation.
  • By age 17, 78% of Americans have had at least 1 cavity.
  • Gum disease is the leading cause of tooth loss for people over the age of 35.
  • Tooth prints are as unique as fingerprints.
  • About 5 million teeth per year fall out due to sports-related accidents.
  • Babies have 20 teeth but a full set of adult teeth has 32.
  • Baby teeth do need to be brushed, or “washed”.
  • 42% of adults said a toothbrush was one invention they couldn’t live without, according to a Lemelson-MIT Invention Index survey.

Facts About Your Mouth

  • The enamel on your teeth is the hardest part of your body.
  • More than 300 different kinds of bacteria can live in your mouth at the same time.
  • A tooth will start to die within 15 minutes of getting knocked out. But keeping it in a glass of milk can prolong its life.
  • 35% of your tooth’s surface can only be cleaned by floss.
  • A third of the whole tooth is not visible, but under the gums (Titanic, anyone?).

Facts About Dental History

  • The first recorded dentist, Hesi-Re, practiced in ancient Egypt.
  • The first official female dentist was Lucy Beaman Hobbs, licensed in 1866.
  • The first commercial floss was made in 1882.
  • The first official dental hygienist was Irene Newman, trained in 1905.
  • The tooth fairy left an average of 25 cents per tooth in 1950.
  • The first toothbrushes were made of tree twigs (people chewed the tips to make soft brushes), and animal hair.

Don’t let your teeth become history, take good care of them today and they’ll serve you forever. Call us today to visit our Las Vegas office and show your smile some love.

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Professional Dental Cleanings Make a Big Difference

You’ve been hearing it for years – “make sure to visit Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr.Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler & Dr.Richard Nelson twice a year for your regular cleanings.” Just in case you’ve ever wondered why regular dental cleanings are so important, we at Wagner Dental would like to take this opportunity to let Las Vegas residents in on some information you don’t often hear. Let this article serve as your personal guide to the benefits of getting your teeth cleaned. Read more ›

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Are Your Teeth Safe From Coffee Stains?

First things first, put your worries away! We are not about to tell you that your coffee drinking days are over. We know that each shot of caffeine is crucial and we cherish our coffee, too! Here at Wagner Dental, we want to educate you on what causes coffee stains and what you can do to fight them.

It’s no secret how Las Vegas residents feel about their coffee, and we’re not about to get in the way of that love. However, we will help you keep your smile healthy and beautiful with tips that won’t drastically affect your lifestyle. Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson and the rest of us at Wagner Dental are your oral health allies!

So let’s start off with the basics. What makes coffee stain your teeth?

Coffee is one of the biggest offenders when it comes to stained teeth in Las Vegas, and the discoloration can be so bad it mimics cigarette stains. So what’s the secret? What can you do to keep your teeth shiny, but still get your caffeine fix?

Coffee and its Active Ingredient: Caffeine

It is best for your oral health and health of your entire body to keep your coffee consumption to a safe limit. An excess of caffeine, regardless of the source, spells negative effects for your heart and stomach and can lead to serious health problems over time. That being said, we won’t tell you to do anything crazy, like quit drinking coffee.

Guard Your Teeth against Coffee Stains with These Three Tips Read more ›

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When a Toothache is Not a Toothache

Most of us in Las Vegas have experienced a toothache. At their mildest, toothaches may cause just enough discomfort to get on your nerves and disrupt your concentration, but at their worst, they can be debilitating. Because the pain feels like it’s coming from your tooth, it’s natural to assume that all toothaches are caused by cavities, gum disease, or some other tooth-related problem. However, Dr. Ron Wagner, Dr. Kent Wagner, Dr. Rich Cannon, Dr. Tom Lawler, & Dr. Richard Nelson would like you to know that not all toothaches are related to your teeth.

Wait, what? Toothaches that have nothing to do with teeth? Yes– as anyone at Wagner Dental will tell you –it is possible and it does happen. That being said, most toothaches are tooth-related. Read more ›

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